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Albany Tech experiences a 24-percent summer enrollment growth and hits record enrollment

July 7, 2009 – Nearly 3,000 students began summer quarter at Albany Technical College today -- the largest summer quarter enrollment in the college’s 48-year history.  ATC’s summer quarter student population grew nearly 25-percent over summer 2008, with 2,932 students enrolled as of this morning.

“Typically, summer quarter is our lowest enrollment period,” said ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker. “But we believe the lagging economy is motivating many students to increase their education and skill level in hopes of landing a better career.”

Online enrollment also increased with more than 70-percent of Albany Tech students taking at least one online course.

“More and more students are choosing to take online courses to save money on gas and for the convenience of taking courses while still working and raising families,” said Dr. Parker.

With Albany Tech now offering open enrollment and two additional condensed, five-week terms, the student count will continue to climb this quarter.


Summer Quarter 2009        2932                                                                           
Spring Quarter 2009           2997                                                                           
Winter Quarter 2009           2919                                                                           
Fall Quarter 2008                3008                                                                           
Summer Quarter 2008         2267                                                                           
Spring Quarter 2008            2614                                                                           
Winter Quarter 2008           2692                                                                           
Fall Quarter 2007                2763                                                                           
Summer Quarter 2007         2326                                                                           
Spring Quarter 2007            2472                                                                           
Winter Quarter 2007           2522


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